Free Community Meal and Screening
Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and POV, television’s longest-running documentary film series, along with Community Action, Inc. and the Beloit International Film Festival, will host a free community meal and special presentation of the Academy Award-nominated film, Minding the Gap.
The meal and screening will be followed by a community discussion moderated by Community Action, Inc. featuring the film’s director Bing Liu, one of the film’s subjects, Keire Johnson and members of the Beloit community.
Minding the Gap
Directed by Bing Liu
Minding the Gap
US | 93 min. | 2018
- Sat. April 13th, 2019
- 5:00 pm – FREE meal served
- 6:00 pm – FREE screening begins
- Eclipse Center – 3 Eclipse Blvd. Beloit
Seating is limited and available on first-come, first seated basis. Meals prepared for approximately 200 attendees. No RSVP necessary.
FREE childcare provided by Community Action with reservation only.
608-755-2488. Ask for Kayla for arrangements.
Director Bing Liu’s debut film chronicles three skateboarding friends as they navigate coming of age in Rockford, Ill. “While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing explores the gap between fathers and sons, between discipline and domestic abuse and ultimately that precarious chasm between childhood and becoming an adult.”
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Bing is a 30-year-old Chicago-based filmmaker whose critically acclaimed documentary Minding the Gap has earned over 50 award recognitions since its premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where it took home the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking. He directed three storylines on America To Me, a 10-hour series from Steve James that examines racial inequities in the U.S. education system. Bing is a member of the Directors Guild of America and was a former member of the International Cinematographers Guild. Bing is a 2017 Film Independent Fellow and Garrett Scott Development Grant recipient and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago.